Angelica Braestrup's Bio

Angelica Braestrup is the founder, president and manager of the board of the Stellar Community Fund, Inc. a newly formed non-profit public charity.

Prior to her retirement and work with Stellar, she started and ran an educational consulting firm. Her own specialty was national standardize testing and minority educational issues nationwide. She worked with students, with faculty, with administration from high school (SATs, etc.) through graduate school, including the Medical College Admissions Test, the National Board Certification exams, etc. She helped to design a comprehensive college level summer program for the Charles Drew Medical School in Los Angeles; and extensive high school program for the Navajo Nation, 36 rural high schools in Alabama and 3 public high schools in New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan). She also worked as a consultant for foundations (e.g. the Josiah Macy Foundation in New York) and organizations, specifically with the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.

She started the Stellar Community Fund, Inc. to address some of the problems evident in her own local community, The Stellar Fund itself is mandated to provide scholarship help at both the grade school (for extracurricular and summer programs) and at the college level. She takes special care with all her potential applicants helping with the paper work, with finding the right program, with locating additional funding sources, etc. She is also interested in maintaining the relationship, taking an individual, for example, from a high school summer camp through college and beyond. On occasion, an individual will lead us to an involvement helping more that one family member.

Just recently, and in response to local newspaper articles, the Stellar Board unanimously agreed to provide assistance to minority students, Black students in particular, who either are attending or are considering attending Hagerstown Community College.